Hawaii will get additional airlift from Australia, later this year, when JetStar reinstates service from Honolulu to Melbourne, Australia’s second largest city.
Wailea Community Association’s General Manager, Bud Pikrone, presented checks totaling over $4,500 to Marlene Rice, Development Director for the Maui Food Bank from their recent “Restaurant Week Wailea” promotion.
Total expenditures by visitors who came to Hawai‘i in April 2012 climbed 26.8% over the previous year to $1.17 billion, according to the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority.
The 2012 Hawaii State Legislature approved an additional $2 million for fiscal years 2013 through 2015 for the Hawaii Tourism Authority.
Kapalua Tennis Garden and Wailea Tennis Club rank in the top 100 tennis resorts in the world for 2012, according to a worldwide survey conducted by Tennis Resorts Online.
Allegiant announces the company will begin new, nonstop air service from the mainland to Honolulu.
Last Thursday, HB 2078 bill requiring non-resident vacation rental owners to hire local property managers was passed by the Senate Tourism Committee.
State lawmakers have deferred the controversial vacation rental bill that would have made it law for out-of-state vacation rental owners to use a local rental managers.
Two controversial bills, SB 2089 and HB 1705, would require non-resident vacation rental owners to hire local property managers.
Total expenditures by visitors to Hawaii in January 2012 reached $1.345 billion, the best one-month total on record.
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